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Bill Detail: SB20-028

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Title Substance Use Disorder Recovery
Status Governor Signed (06/30/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Human Services
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
B. Buentello (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee.
The bill:
  • Annually appropriates $250,000 to the department of labor
and employment for the purpose of providing peer
coaching and peer specialist training for individuals
recovering from substance use disorders (section 1 of the

  • Continues the opioid and other substance use disorders
study committee (committee) for an additional 4 years,
meeting every other year beginning in 2021 (sections 2
and 3
  • Requires the state substance abuse trend and response task
force to: Convene stakeholders for the purpose of
reviewing progress on bills introduced by the committee
and passed by the general assembly and generating policy
recommendations related to opioid and other substance use
disorders; and submit its annual report to the committee
(section 4);
  • Modifies how the determination of child abuse, neglect, or
dependency is determined in situations involving alcohol or
substance exposure (sections 5 to 7);
  • Annually appropriates $2 million to the office of behavioral
health (office) in the department of human services for the
purpose of expanding the individual placement and support
program (section 8);
  • Requires the center for research into substance use disorder
prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies
(center) to design and conduct a comprehensive review of
Colorado's substance use disorder treatment and recovery
services to inform a state plan for the delivery of services
across the continuum of care for individuals at risk of
relapse and appropriates $500,000 to the center for the
completion of the review (section 9);
  • Requires the center, through the statewide perinatal
substance use data linkage project, to conduct ongoing
research related to the incidence of perinatal substance
exposure or related infant and family health and human
service outcomes. The bill also annually appropriates
$75,000 to the center to conduct the research (section 10).
  • Requires the office to establish a program to assist
individuals with substance use disorders by providing the
individuals with temporary financial housing assistance and
annually appropriates $4 million to the office for purposes
of the program (section 11); and
  • Creates the recovery support services grant program in the
office to provide grants to recovery community
organizations, and annually appropriates $3.5 million to
implement the program (section 12).

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